A little timely given the largely negative response to the Metroid Prime spin-offs revealed at E3: "Federation Force" and "Blast Ball". But the producer of the Metroid Prime series (including Hunter, but not Pinball. And I assume these new 3DS games as well) has been sharing information about a potential fourth main title in the series. Given Sakamoto's distaste for the Prime sub-series, it almost reads like a sales pitch aimed at fans. I still feel like there's a little more work left for me to do in the Metroid Prime series. I can’t say when, but I want to make another one. ...Sylux is actually chasing after Samus (at the end of Prime 3), and that’s where that game ends. There’s still more I want to build around the story of Sylux and Samus. There’s something going on between them. I want to make a game that touches upon [it]. I’m also thinking that, in that eventual game between Sylux and Samus that might get made, that I want to involve the [Galactic] Federation as well. So it would be a good idea to release a game like Federation Forces to flesh out its role in the galaxy before moving on to that. --- If we started for Wii U now, it would likely take three years or so. So it would likely now be on Nintendo's NX console. It's a long time but it would need to include a lot of content, which would take a lot of work on the development side. ...I'm the producer of the Metroid Prime series, and [Metroid series co-creator] Yoshio Sakamoto is the one in charge of Metroid itself. I'm not sure when he's planning on making such an announcement so I can't speak for him. I'm not thinking about anything like that [partnering with another studio] right now. We have nothing to announce on working with any specific team. --- It is a great idea, I agree. Truth be told, making HD games takes a lot of time and resources. I haven't been able to collect a team or the resources to do it. --- “Instead of broadening it to more planets I would have one and would focus on the timeline, and being able to change that. That’s one interesting idea I have in mind… but I understand many people thought that [Echoes] was too difficult.” Thoughts?